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SFGTV2
Oct 19, 2012 10:00pm PDT
bringing the city into those work environments, and the connection and the need for amenities like cultural amenities and the arts and food and all of those kinds of things. and so instead of it being design professionals and people in the real estate industry sort of imposing on the world what they think the world wants, it is sort of coming the other direction. if that is, in fact, a new trend, i was not the only person who left that room sort of saying, gee, i feel old, you know? in terms of this is a whole new way in which we're going to now be doing our business in the real estate industry? and i think today's speakers are going to focus on various parts of all of that. and i think that is a large part of what makes san francisco such an exciting environment now. so thank you everybody. [ applause ] >> thank you and thanks again to shephard mullen. so i'm not going to take a lot of time with the mayor's introduction, because i want to give him all the time and i know he has a busy schedule, but we do appreciate that he has continued our tradition of every year having our mayor
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 5:00am PDT
you for your work. i really believe you go across the entire city above and beyond and you have done a lot of volunteering of your time. i'm sure you have done this a lot. i just want to say thank you for your service. it is really important. we rely a lot on you in the city. there should be more of you in terms of doing what you are doing so thank you. >> i think you are right. should be more of me but unfortunately there's only one of me and the entire san francisco say also can't find another one, even in sfpd or the d.a.'s office. >> can i just say that one thing that really angers me about these scams is many seniors are really isolated and don't have a younger person to talk with them about being careful, so they are so isolated that they don't talk to others. i'm hoping sf safe or the senior organizations and many community-based groups can do more to reduce that isolation for many older folks. but i think that is a broader issue than what law enforcement can deal with but i see that targeting vulnerable that are most isolated is what many criminals do. >> another thing is, a se
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 3:30pm PDT
had introduced pension reform as we talked about it at that time to get the city in better economic gear. we had also chosen a new police chief by a year-ago and excited to see what that was. and then supervisor kim and i and david chiu had been fresh off of helping the company called twitter sustain the city and i want to thank supervisor kim, who is here today and we're working closely together to make sure we're doing it right. that all of the impacts that we can generate positively, not only on central market, but throughout her district and throughout the city. i also want to acknowledge other people that are working really hard, because my feeling in a year-ago was that after all of those things that we did, and the work that we had done that first year, rest was my major focus. and after i met with you last year, rest was not on the agenda. absolutely not. in fact, we had gone right to work because there were so many of you who had also felt that the city could turnaround. you have given me and our staff investor confidence in this city as we move forward and there are so man
SFGTV
Oct 19, 2012 7:30pm PDT
. >> welcome to city hall. thank you for joining us. thank you for coming out. i want to thank members of the board of supervisors. i want to thank them for being here in this joint recognition of our commissioners and members of 14 different bodies that will be appointed today to committees and commissions. i want to thank all the friends and family for joining us. let me say how excited i am this past week, i have been watching a certain convention. next week, we will have an even more exciting convention to watch. it is of course, in the spirit of the expected national, regional, and state elections we are preparing for. it is also a reminder of the importance of our civic duty and all the different departments we have created. public engagement is extremely important to the way we run government in san francisco. it has always been about public engagement. we need the last bodies come a different viewpoints, different economic classics -- classes, ethnicities, and regions of the city to be well-represented on everything we do because that is what makes our city great. it is that the verse
SFGTV2
Oct 19, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, revenue and taxes for the city. we have a whole expansion team. it's' private-public partnership. all partnering to make this thing happen. so what is our goals? is that location has changed dram itally and to work cost-effectively to stay onbudget and deliver the project. so this is the context of where we're looking at. it's right on the lines of new central subway. there will be a moscone stop. we have three separate buildings, south opened 32 years and north opened 20 years and moscone west opened a little over ten years ago. for the study looked at that whole area and looked at the three moscone sites and the two garages, 5th and missing the and the moscone garage between folsom and howard. one of the problems with moscone center it was built basically when the neighborhood was not what it is today. and it was built kind of in independent, isolated area to almost a suburban-type building in what has been a very urban area. we market san francisco as a pedestrian-friendly city and pedestrians are not allowed to walk around the moscone center in some areas. so we need to impro
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 10:00am PDT
resources that we do have to combat bed bug infestation in the city. not just by complaints, but by pest control operator abatement will help us understand the scope of this throughout the city of san francisco. i did have a number of amendments, which i had articulated prior to public comment and i was hope we could take a motion to amend. >> so moved. >> and we can do that again without opposition. i also just wanted to thank in particular our bed bug working group that has been meeting for the past two years and in particular thank danette lambburg. josh vining, tina chung, ben ing, seth kathman, brad bishop and joyce lam and this is collection not just of organizers and tenants burb , but our pest control operators. i want to thank the department of public health barbara, karen kahn and doctor batti and to the department of building inspection. we'll continue to work on this. this is the just the first of many steps, but i think the uniform regulations from public health department. >> move forward with recommendation. >> we have a motion to move forward with recommendation and we ca
SFGTV2
Oct 19, 2012 11:30pm PDT
our city and to the mayor -- >> as everybody knows, we did have our 77th anniversary of the golden gate bridge, not quite as old as some of the things in paris, and so this is a set of prints, there's many of them. >> oh, i love the golden gate. >> so beautiful. >> celebrating our 77th anniversary. >> so, we give you this, in order the take it home, you have to walk across the bridge. [laughter]. >> i can do it. [laughter]. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> of course, our pleasure. >> yes, dear friends, i'm very happy to be back in san francisco because charlotte waits for me. [laughter]. >> i [inaudible] charlotte and i don't go in san francisco six years ago, so my english is very bad, and i am going to speak french. (speaking french). >> i'm very happy to be here again. first of all, because san francisco and paris are both very great cities, american and french cities and i cannot think with great emotion that between the american people and the french people, history has given us the best of the friendships and our time tokt together, it called freedom, democracy, to the dignity
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 8:30am PDT
policy for the city, i would rather err on the side of doing more than less. and, again, i just think that from my perspective, it's what i would want for my family. and, so, i don't know if that's possible, but i would simply urge the city to do that. i think it's money well spent. (applause) >> ms. brownell, if i have family and i lived on the island, obviously what i heard, if i was to make a request to dph or to i guess the appropriate agencies, would we be able to do additional assessments by request? is that something we can figure out a way to figure out a system for? >> we can certainly explore that idea. again, the california department of public health is the agency -- >> they're the ones that do that? >> -- that did those studies and we can talk to them about that concept. >> okay. i think that as much as we can, because -- i think we have to understand the concerns are reasonable. that regardless of what we say, regardless of what our regulatory is saying, when you have children, when you yourself are living on the island, you're going to continue to have concerns re
SFGTV2
Oct 19, 2012 7:00pm PDT
our city great. we will touch on the upcoming party legislation -- party bus legislation and a safe place for our youth to go. after our panel discussion will have some regard groups so we can share ideas and brainstorm. we have a very luminary panel here. right now, i would like to introduce our cheap -- chief of police. [applause] >> good afternoon. i also am not john newlin, and i have less hair than him. [laughter] is a pleasure to be here for the second year. there are fewer people here. that might be because it has been a good year. as audrey suggests i believe that is because of partnership is up. we want to be a police department that you are comfortable calling before anything happens with out fear of having us say, no, we are going to shut it down. we want to work with you to make it happen, but it means as safely as possible. certainly, alcohol always played a role as well as the age of the patrons, and on and on. again, please give us a chance to further develop the trust that we have been building over the last several years. some of the questions that they ask, or issu
SFGTV2
Oct 19, 2012 7:30pm PDT
the city of sacramento, which seems like a pretty glorious way to go. but i have met some pretty fantastic people through that. i'm eager to work with you on all of the issues that you have. there's a great staff that operates the office in san francisco. they resolve most of the problems that we could possibly face. there have been a couple that people live come -- have asked me to come down and meet with them on. i am more than happy to do that when there is something that we cannot resolve at the local level. san francisco is a place that we are very proud of. we got kicked out of our office, just by the landlord and the release. there is a lot of political pressure on us just to keep the political office closed. as most of my staff will tell you, there was really one person who thought it was the perfect idea to stay in san francisco and pay the market rent, and that was me. maybe state bureaucrats did not like that some much, but at least one of them did, and that was me. we are delighted to be in san francisco. it is important for us to be on the ground. we have 25 offices
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 2:30am PDT
access our website, and it will match the city's websiteses since this is a city-wide software program. we already renewed all the initial historical data conversion requirements with the vendor. we've got a list of items that we're working on to be able to transfer the nice data migration completely transferred over, more or less. we've also connected the vendor server to build out the gis system currently in planning with all the address and the owner parcel information interfaces. that's also with the city program, the city address database. so, that is already being completed as we speak. and then, of course, we had staff that participated in the user conference that was held in, it was actually product and technical training classes. a lot of our staff attended that. a lot of planning staff attended that. the next steps on the process or on the software is to build -- is for the vendor to actually build the approved change orders into the core configuration system. and then we're going to begin to detail the requirements for the actual screens that the citizens will see and that's
SFGTV
Oct 19, 2012 10:00pm PDT
neighborhood in the city. these parks are the most heavily used in the city. i think the call for a need for a particular attention to improvement is there. i would agree that i would have liked to see what's actually called out to be first in priority, but as i understand, there are c-e-q-a problems or other kind of restrictions that wouldn't allow that. so, i would move to approve. >> second. >> commissioner moore. >> would the city attorney be able to advise as to whether or not there are any other tentative language that could be added in order to satisfy both concerns with other citizens that for parks will take up all funding priorities? and that is their concern. i'm not speaking about myself. that is what the public asked me to communicate. and is there a way of adding additional language which indeed supports the idea of what is implied and described by commissioner wu yet does not basically say because of the way generalizes [speaker not understood] expression chinatown parks, that that freezes all other funding for anything else? and this project will be implemented over
SFGTV
Oct 19, 2012 9:30pm PDT
understanding is ariba works throughout the city. perhaps on reflection, the planning commission and the condition of approval shouldn't say this particular one, but that and other similar agency. >> community based organization. that's a better word. >> that's fine. >> yes, that will work. >> thank you. was that your question? >> no. >> commissioner antonini. >> just trying to clarify on this motion. my understanding, and correct me if i'm wrong, commissioner hillis, the motion is to approve based upon the conditions that are in here in regard to alcohol sales. and if there is a state legislation that preempts this particular condition and has jurisdiction over it, then it would automatically have to comply. if for some reason the conditions of the approval were such that they were grandfathered and they don't have to follow it, then i -- i would not think approval is null and void. whatever we approve today is whatever the condition and whatever state law will be, it will be. and if it includes this particular situation, fine. they've taken a lot of steps to make sure that alcoholic be
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 4:30pm PDT
and what is significant this is a public building owned by the city and county of san francisco, but the city will contribute and help in the financing of it. i want to briefly talk about the master plan beyond this. south of market, if you look at the old city maps had not necessarily a lot of super blocks, but can you see a lot of alleys in the neighborhood. we want to connect those back into moscone and not make it such a distinct, super block and not only add more public space and park space and plaza space, but connect it through a variety of alleys. there are additional opportunities to build for exhibit space on top of the building, but to connect the alley ways and make it more pedestrian-friendly, to people don't have to find, "no-pedestrians allowed" signs. here is an idea of what it could look like from 3rd, across from 3rd to 4th, between howard and folsom. it opens up the streets to a much more pedestrian-friendly attitude. we'll look at development opportunities that could include additional towers, hotels and residential space on the moscone campus site. so though that
SFGTV
Oct 19, 2012 10:30pm PDT
. but it certainly marks this high point in the city skyline. next. and the view from potrero hill. next. and dolores park. thank you very much. >> thank you. okay. opening it up to public comment. >> and as the speakers come forward [speaker not understood], i neglected to remind all of us to turn off or silence our cell phones. thank you. >> i'm going to call a couple names that i have. david snyder. [speaker not understood] costello, pamela butlery. >>> it's been a great pleasure to live in san francisco. >> your name, sorry. >>> my name is david snyder and it's been a great pleasure to live in this city for over 30 or 40 years. and i have particular respect for julia morgan [speaker not understood]. but one time i wrote a piece that i guess through the force of karma appeared in the chronicle, i forget which, from the hurst papers. i've got a number of pieces. it was called between the bridges of the sun and of the moon. and it was inspired by ching yee who wrote a book called the silent traveler in san francisco. i wonder if ching yee could come back and see now a building tha
SFGTV2
Oct 19, 2012 8:00pm PDT
in the city with similar challenges that illustrate the need for further reform in the city to make the process make more sense while still maintaining public safety. >> hello, folks. my name is jeff, founder of public works. i love good food, music and art, creativity in general. i tried to reflect that in the venue. by booking manager had an opportunity in lake tahoe. i love san francisco and the diversity here. i find that when you operate a venue and it is diverse and has a variety of things going on, there is a certain openness. when it is open to all the folks in the city, problems of violence and things like that do not tend to come along. thank you. >> thank you. i love my panel. in the producer of the largest fetish event next year. thank you, from the. [laughter] i wanted to start with you, jeffrey. this is a big thing of mine. everyone says that they love good food and music. i love a good cocktail. obviously, that is part and parcel of the issue that came up around all ages, 21 and over. other than looking great entertainment on the stage, how do you plan to make sure th
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 1:30am PDT
ago he purchased this restaurant and he went to the city building inspectors. he looked it over. he remodeled a bathroom to make it handicap accessible but they forgot to mention a two-inch lip. so, a year ago he was sued. he had to sell his business [speaker not understood]. the sad part about it is his two little kids he's trying to support and a family. so, i just wanted to kind of let you know this is a personal matter for people. and anything that you can do to help the small businesses without deterring people that are handicapped, if it's your power, do so. thank you. >> thank you. >>> good morning, commission, [speaker not understood], acting deputy director. as far as in-house cat training we were trying to get cat training for nearly eight months. the following year we had to get three vendors. we had two, but we need three for the controller [speaker not understood] to get three comparable bids because it is very expensive. we just recently got that and we should be getting approval in the near future for training for cats. we hope it will be within two months in the buil
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 9:00am PDT
bedbugs in the city and county of san francisco. prior to that hearing actually a group of many of our residents from neighborhoods, chinatown and south of market and the tenderloin had been convening meetings fore over a year to discuss what we could do about the citywide epidemic that has been plaguing our neighborhoods. through the work group this legislation came forwards a series of recommendations on what we could do to better abate bedbugs and the bedbug abatement issue here in san francisco. this legislation will address three primary issues. the first of course is to actually collect data on bedbug abatement. so to require pest control operators to report to the department of public health on bedbug abatements and to have disclosures and create better information by the city and county of san francisco for tenants, our operators and for our property owners. so i wanted to call up two individuals who have been working very steadily on this project. mr. vining and miss chung. [ applause ] actually before i do that i wanted to give my colleagues an opportunity to speak, if any. d
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 11:00am PDT
committee and we have bond oversight at the city college. so we have a more tradition of bond oversight than in the past. if this is not extended my understanding is that there would be effectively no oversight of the literally billions of dollars of [pwo-pbts/]s bonds that the puc has. so i would just offer those comments. on the legislation itself, sorry i did read it online 9-10, there there is no reference to section 1. there are section 2 and 3. unless you have any questions, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> through the chair to our city attorney real quick. does that make sense to have that in there, section 1? >> yes. >> we have it online? >> right under "be it ordained." >> can i take time to answer the question why we put 2013 into the legislation? soly so i will give you an honest answer. i was the economist on it and the sf puc said give us a plan and we'll >> instructor: >> instructor: so we picked 2013 for a reason, because state law, bay area water conservancy passed ab 1823 that said you must spend 50% of the money by 2010. 1 only% i hope you will take supervisor hal
SFGTV2
Oct 19, 2012 8:30pm PDT
generations of youth in the city to understand -- make sure they're prepared. go to our website, it tells you all the things there. iti is about having those items prepared.w we will survive. that is how we get ready and celebrate and honor the people who left us and make sure our city is ready. thank you for being here. congratulations to our survivors. >> very nice job. behind me is a good friend and a great firechief. you go back 106 years. braxton morning. -- good morning. one of the survivors could not be with us. those are amazing changes. it does give us the opportunity to remember what happened. we commemorate those who suffered losses in their lives and hardships. we also celebrate the city that was nearly swept from the map. the fires raged for three days and caused rates -- great devastation. we take the opportunity to educate everyone. it is a pleasure for me to work under the direction of mayor lee. he is a public safety championship. he is a prepared as champion. he lives it. i have seen his kids and his workplace. it is all about teamwork. i am proud to be working with chief su
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 10:30am PDT
board vacating at once, there are a number of additional concerns that we have. how do we -- the city, maintain a committee of able and committed members? as it stands the committee is all volunteer. the workload as of now are far too labor intensive to be sustained by a volunteer board. so as you just suggested perhaps staggering terms would be an excellent idea. but this is just one issue. the officers have collectively identified a number of issues and large-scale questions, but i believe we're at a point that some changes need to be made. first the committee need goes through some major changes such as do the standards of care continue to make sense at this time? they did at one time. but it might not make sense anymore and how can we as a committee without teeth enforce standards of care? how can we expect shelters to meet standards of care when they are unfunded? and what is a just penalty for non-compliance? certainly it doesn't make sense to fine somebody for not having enough money. so my purpose again is not to [pr-erpbt/] present frustration, but suggest a change and the committee wi
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 4:00pm PDT
now start in marin county and pick people up at the presidio and into the city as they go down to oracle and google and adobe, and apple. all of these companies are running these buses to bring people that they want to hire and they want to retain down to their corporate headquarters in silicon valley. it's a tremendous change and i would postulate if you think about this for a moment, it's essentially like the suburban flight of the 1960's turned on its head. when you think back about what was going on in cities in suburbia in the 1950's, '60's and 70's, people didn't want to live in the cities and people wanted to go out to the suburbs for good school districts and a good quality of life. today that is turned on its head. people want to be in the cities. they want the activity. they want to be in the dynamic environment. what you saw in the suburban flight of the 1960's and 1970's was that after people moved out to the suburbs, so, too, did the companies move out to the suburbs. and i think what you are going to see is increasing pressure, if this is a battle between the employe
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 7:00am PDT
and treasurer from the treasure island island authorities and michael to present for the city and county of san francisco. we will have presentations first. we may have questions from colleagues, including myself. and then we will open up for public comment. and this is a time to give feedback and also questions and concerns to us on the board. and then we'll continue the conversation after that. i also want to acknowledge that many of our residents have been writing to us about the outages, the electricity outages that have been going on the island. well, that's not the subject of the hearing today, i just want to let you know that that's something that our office is working on. we're convening the public utilities commission and the city administrator's office and tida to see what we can do to support the aging infrastructure through which our electricity runs through. as many of you know, this is the infrastructure that -- well, actually we haven't inherited yet, but it's currently owned by the u.s. navy. it's aging. they haven't put in the investment to improve it mainly becau
SFGTV2
Oct 19, 2012 5:30pm PDT
bit of direction. >> you can focus in here. >> that was cool. >> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult clas
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 12:00pm PDT
happens to be the supervisor where most of the activities are taking place in the city. but he's also the president of the board of supervisors. i'd like you to welcome david chiu. (applause) >> glad to have you here. >> glad to be here. good morning. on behalf of the san francisco legislative body, our board of supervisors, i want to welcome you to our city of san francisco. and i first want to also echo what our fire chief just said as far as welcoming all of you who have been serving our country and the world in uniform. i want to thank those of you who helped to run our first responder departments around the bay area. i want to thank those of you who are our volunteers, our note programs here. and of course want to thank and welcome our san francisco secretary of state and the woman who manages and orders around that secretary of state, charles m. charlotte schultz. (applause) >> now, this week as you know, there is a lot going on here. and in addition to welcoming you here at the scenier leader seminar, i want to tell you we were so excited that the sls would be here that we decided
PBS
Oct 19, 2012 7:00pm PDT
is a city in the prefecture lying within 30 kilometers of the nuclear power plant. that means none of its 27 evacuation centers would be usable in the event after nuclear accident. >> translator: the centers will be useless under the 30-kilometer rule. >> under the guidelines the city has to find evacuations outside the city for all 90,000 residents. other problems have surfaced. the city needs to map out evacuation routes and make detailed plans to relocate the city office and protect civilians from radiation. however, the nra has not provided criteria for evacuation or measures to prevent radiation exposure. iodine tablets to prevent thyroid damage remain on the shelves at schools and the city office. the pills can cause serious side effects so they have to be distributed with care but the nra has yet to provide instructions how to use them. >> translator: we want to know when to evacuate people. but the criteria for this and other measures are still unclear. the national government appears undecided. >> reporter: some local governments say they want the nra to offer support in a
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 3:00pm PDT
been in the mid poling area, broadway, you see them all around the city now on the weekends. >> ok, well thank you. another question on a different topic. you reported 30% increase in auto thefts. can you give us an idea of why you think there has been such a marked increase and what your thoughts on are in terms of action to bring that down? >> i notice several months we had over 30 stolen vehicles when usually we have about 20 per month in the district. and i looked at our crime statistics, and the last month we had a downward trend of about 55% but that was because there were two arrests for auto theft. usually an auto thief will not just steal one car but he'll steal maybe 10 or 20 cars. so with two arrests that brought down the crime rate considerably. we just have to catch some more auto thiefs. but the good news is that 90% of them, they are recovered. looking at the statistics in the central district, 70% of the autos stolen in the central district are recovered in the central district. >> so in terms of prevention, is there a message that can be sent out to the community i
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 9:30am PDT
affected by day-to-day living. and outreach organizer at central city collaborative, i have the opportunity and if they had known before they would have made a different choice. this legislation will help prospective tenants by knowing the two-year history of the unit. i thank supervisors kim and campos for introducing this legislation and i wanted to take this opportunity to ask everyone who worked and support this legislation to please stand up and be recognized. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you, mr. reed >> hello. my name is mr. barros and live in an sro and we had an outbreak in the building. no new movie-ins basically their rooms were infested and the management actually moved the people knowing that it was infested. the two prior tenants basically left because of that situation. as for myself i had sleepness night because of this. i'm on administrative leave without pay right now from my job, due to the fact that i had bed bugs and i got treatment basically i'm waiting for the final inspection from the health inspector. so that is not until november 1st. so all togethe
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 8:00am PDT
3rd street, they don't have to be on tl. it's a safest place in the city. if we're in danger, let me know where i can go. we'll get in a boat if we have to. just let us know. thank you. >> thank you, ms. connolly. (applause) >>> hello, my name is la shandra price, i'm a resident of treasure island. most and foremost i am a concerned parent, also a member of good neighbors, also a member of treasure island health network. and i'm sorry that i have to stand here right now and have this conversation. i'm sorry that i've already been through this when i was living in hunters point. i'm sorry that i used to be a hazmat technician and [speaker not understood] any of these agencies had my family and my health in their best interest. it concerns me that -- and you couldn't even get with the ceo on the 5%. we're talking about 5% here. and they haven't even agreed on that. you have them saying one thing. you're telling me everything is safe. this is where i live. this is where my children are being raised. this is where i am concerned that my entire community is going to become one huge questi
SFGTV
Oct 19, 2012 11:00pm PDT
communicate and avail themselves of all the other things that are in the city. but just in terms of the business community, everyone is very close together on a very flat easily transportable surface. i don't know, there is some conjecture years ago about the height limits that were passed in the '80s and original limits on amount of commercial square footage whether or not that led to the advent of commercial business parks in the bay area. i think it was a combination of factors. that might have been part of it. it might have been the fact that the political climate may have changed some in san francisco at the same time. might have been the economy went south. but they were still building some commercial real estate in places where no one would expect them to be. in fact, i still don't understand why we have business parks in san ramon and some of the places in the south bay that don't really make any sense and aren't close to any public transportation or anything else and are totally auto dependent. so, this is a great idea to have regional growth particularly employment growth
SFGTV
Oct 19, 2012 8:00pm PDT
another. and there's a book called "the importance of cities" and the author was noted as saying large dense cities influence productivity. and, you know, utilization of creative -- the utilization of the creative sectors in particular. and he also says that the denseness results in knowledge spillovers which, you know, is one reason why one business attracts another close to it. and everybody talks about iphones and electronic communicationses, but a lot of the spillover is still word of mouth, especially the more sensitive parts of it that, you know, can't be traced. if it's just a conversation, so, that's another reason maybe why businesses bunch together in areas where they're close to each other physically. so, interesting reading, and i found that to be quite interesting. >> commissioner moore. >> i have asked the director, actually, to give this securities and exchange commission and the public an update on an e-mail i received yesterday regarding the festival which is supposed to take place this week on urban prototyping. i could not even actually capture the abbreviation
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 2:00pm PDT
commissioners. my name is manny forts. i'm with the city office of complaints and san francisco. also here is the senior investigator, edward mcmahon who is standing in the rear. i am pleased to be here to speak with you about the function of office of citizen complaints. it is the third largest civilian oversight of law enforcement in the united states. only behind the city of new york and chicago. the office was created by the board of supervisors in 1982. it was put into place in 1983. we are nearly 30 years old. we were originally in the san francisco police department, but was later placed under the direct supervision of the police commission and is an independent agency. it is separate from the police department and the police commission is also a civilian body. we conduct investigations to find out what happened. if we follow the evidence by interviewing the person who brought the complaint, the involved police officers, and other civilian witnesses. we have subpoena power to compel testimony and obtain evidence. we obtain additional evidence from the police department in the f
ABC
Oct 19, 2012 11:35pm PDT
zone. >> it is true, but we want to say at the outset, as we know, chicago is simply a great city, filled with wonderful people. but as we're going to show you, there are some areas, where small children really do live, as we said, in a kind of battle zone. so, listen to this number. at least 419 people were killed this year, across a dozen neighborhoods in chicago, and that is more than all the u.s. troops killed in afghanistan this year. the cause? rival gangs, creating anarchy. and, so, "nightline" and "world news" decided to try something different, something unprecedented. we gathered 38 members of rival gangs, past and present, from hispanics to their black rivals, to talk about the slaughter and how to make it stop. tonight, in america, tens of thousands of children are living in a war zone. one of them is a little boy named ralph. hey, ralph, it's diane. >> ralph is a force of nature. >> that's it. >> reporter: he is also a child who pulled down the blinds in case someone shooting into his living room. >> i really don't go outside. just scared, always they going to shoot m
CBS
Oct 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, the passenger got into an argument with the driver. when a city worker intervened, the passenger stabbed him in the neck with scissors. that victim was taken to the hospital with nonlife- threatening injuries. the attacker was arrested. >>> the san jose police department has arrested one of its own. officer jeffrey enslen is suspected of committing grand theft. this after the department conducted a nine-month internal investigation into time sheet fraud. enslen has been placed on administrative leave. >>> a quick reminder to those of you -- for those of you in 408. starting tomorrow you will need to dial the area code when making local calls because the new 669 area code is being added to the region. this affects people in santa clara county and parts of alameda and santa cruz counties, as well. no matter which area code you live in, 408 or 669, you will first need to dial 1. >>> it wouldn't just change the san francisco skyline. the plans for a building that would reign tallest on the west coast. >> speaking of rainfall, we are going to have some of that soon. the last time we h
SFGTV
Oct 19, 2012 9:00pm PDT
seawall lot 330 based on what you have, i don't think you have information. and i'm just saying the city is very dynamic. there was not a recession when this project was approved. the recession was in 2008. it's now nearly 2013. and this project was approved nine years ago based on a really old eir by [inaudible]. and i throw that out to you. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >>> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is andrew green. i live in sunset. and these buildings are just another representation of what i see as your meat lock of inspiration and respect for the beauty of this city. we are already what people want. we already are, and it seems like you are still trying to become. you know, for years people fought what was the [speaker not understood] of this city, and this is another representation of the complete destruction of the character of this beautiful place. you really need to look deep inside yourselves and see why, why do you need -- why can't you reign in your desires and the desires of others? there's so much wonderful architecture happening right now. we li
SFGTV
Oct 19, 2012 11:30pm PDT
pattern of exhibiting disregard for city regulations and neighbors residents safety and third the sponsors rejected a proposed compromise that would [speaker not understood] minimal impact on the neighbors. i'm on page 2000. now. for the current construction ongoing at the address, the original permit was applied for in 2003 to expand the garage and fill in two lightwells to enable an elevator to reach the second condo. it is now nine years later. the project still continues. if this permit is granted construction would go on into 2013 and given the history of the sponsor's delay possibly beyond. the excessive length of the project is evidenced by the over 25 open permits on file that you will see in the appendix like this to the presentation i've handed out. this number of permits has resulted in an unenforceable situation. every time i call planning or building from the senior inspectors on down, i get the same response which is that no one can figure out what is going on which creates a situation where violations occur and [speaker not understood]. the burden of construction is
KCSMMHZ
Oct 20, 2012 8:30am PDT
be a boom town, but the economic recession has dragged the city down. work has been suspended at nearly all of the construction sites downtown, whether they be schools, hospitals, or other projects. university fees have nearly doubled. the regional government is cutting costs wherever it can. politicians have racked up 40 billion euros in debt. the problem is catalonia has to pay so much money to the spanish national government in madrid. at least that is what independence supporterssay. she is unemployed. she has a degree in biology and has never been that interested in politics until now. recently, she got involved in the newly founded catalonian national assembly. >> it was the crisis that first convinced a lot of people that an independent catalonia would be good for us. there would be more jobs, a better educational system, and a better health system. lots of people who did not support independence in the past due now. >> but independence is a charge word in the spanish capital madrid. the mood is especially testy in front of the city of bullfighting arena. heavily criticize
FOX
Oct 20, 2012 7:00am PDT
bridge, if you have to head into the city you can see things moving just fine. however, caltrans said most people likely won't use it, they will most likely use the dunbarton. green is a good thing going across if you need to go that way. things are looking fine. that bridge is set to reopen by five monday but caltrans has scheduled the same closure for next weekend. >> new, they are back. the san francisco giants are back home in the city by the way after fighting off elimination for the 4th time. he we are live outside the ballpark where they arrived early this morning. >> reporter: and they are already looking ahead. now it's onto game six which will happen here tomorrow at 4:30. the giants will practice for that game later on today after coming back there a long overnight trip from st. louis. their buses rolled ill here around 3 this morning and last night's game was the last chance for them to stay in the playoffs and they did it defeating the cardinals 5-0. . >> barry zito was inspirational tonight and you look for energy this time of year and he gave them a huge shot in the arm
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 1:00pm PDT
national guard platforms to provide 911 systems for cities that have lost those systems. we recently in the joplin tornados and also tuscaloosa tornados we brought in dod equipment to replace what was destroyed. from the fire side i know there's a lot of things you are doing to work around the interoperatability issues with regard to communications between fire and dod and maybe if ray or anybody else wants to speak to that. >> our communications challenges still exist. we have excellent telecom communications, we have a layered effect of our radio systems. we have mobile command posts that we can exercise. so we're prepared for power outages, reduction of telecoms, we have a layered effect for our communications. but as everybody here said, we need help. if somebody here can help me get a navy or marine corps aircraft to talk to my guys on the ground tactically, i need that and i don't have that today. i use a command control helicopter, a civilian helicopter, to handle that and transfer that to an air to air victor frequency. but from a command control perspective, we're fairly robust. ar
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 3:30am PDT
should get an update of what is happening with that. >> next, item, from the city, and school district select committee. reporting commissioners fewer and maufas and mendoza. >> i will let fewer take over because she was engrossed and outspoken >> we saw a powerpoint on the student drop out rates for the class of 2014-2015. and it was some what astounding and disappointing and i think that it sort of made everybody's jaw drop. but, we have made... with the students who will try to graduate with the class of 2014. and so, we also heard about some african american student achievement strategies that we could be implementing but i think that the gist of this that this section of the report was analyzing the data and looking at the data and what are the causes for the data? what are we doing? what are we doing to intervene? and we heard about some of the student strategies that we have done and the summer school and some of the summer school studis that have been successful. but i think what we were really talking about is about african americans in san francisco in general. and we talked
CW
Oct 19, 2012 10:00pm PDT
passenger got in a fight with the driver. a city worker intervened and was stabbed with scissors. >>> police are looking for the man who may have fired at police and crashed into a cab trying to flee. the only evidence left at the scene were dozens of cd by an oakland rap musician. a passenger was arrested. the cabdriver was not seriously hurt. >>> san jose police arrested one of their own. charged with grand theft as part of a nine month internal investigation into time sheet fraud. he's been placed on paid leave. >>> the political cease-fire didn't last long, after playing nice last night todd the can -- today the candidates were back it. the president using terms like "sketchy." >> today romney hit back. >> he's changing up so much and backtracking and side stepping, we have to name this condition he's going through. i think, i think it's called romnesia. >> the president accused romney of switching positions on abortion, tax cut and energy production into if you come down with a condition of romnesia and can't remember the policies on your web site, or the promises you made o
FOX News
Oct 20, 2012 8:30am PDT
? >> of course it's worth considering because the deal might not be there. look, cities are spending 41% of their revenue coming from the state. they're not balancing their budget. the federal government has 40% of their budget they're borrowing from other countries. once you haveny type of austerity measures in place, you'll feel it at the local level. take the money now because it may not be there later. to the state's point of view, you either pay them now or pay through unemployment. so it's a win-win for the states. >> christian, you can't deny our pension funds are broke. so get the people out while you can. maybe you don't have to pay them. >> it's one too. it may be useful in a lot of circumstances but again, i would like to remind everybody government employees provide valuable public services. it's not just a matter of items on a balance sheet. >> you're talking -- >> you want to make sure -- if i can finish, that you provide services in the most efficient way for taxpayers. if you end up buying out -- >> let him -- >> providing that benefit, then that's a problem. >> jonat
PBS
Oct 20, 2012 4:00pm PDT
the beautiful city of prague. today, it's the capital of a democratic state, but for more than 40 years...prague was under the thumb of moscow. because of the communist influence, one would expect that there would be a monument here to lenin. there is. but not to thlenin, one of the founders of communism, but to lennon, one of the founders of the beatles. the people of prague call it "the lennon wall." it's covered with graffiti honoring the singer. >> i think it's neat how the city almost encourages it, 'cause in the united states, graffiti is more of a -- it's kind of looked at as not an art form. but in prague, all over the city, it's accepted as an art, which i think is interesting. >> graffiti has a special place in the hearts of people here. under communism, speaking out against government was forbidden, so graffiti was a form of political protest. when john lennon was killed in 1980, young people again turned to graffiti. to them, lennon stood for peace and artistic freedom. writing on the wall helped them express their sadness over his death as well as their own yearning t
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 7:30am PDT
wrong. in year 2000, the voters of this city voted that no toxic land be turned over to the city until it was clean to residential use. that shipyard, one part of it was turned over. but guess what? nothing is being built. it's still radiation over there. people are dying in bayview hunters point still. people are sick, cancer. right now today. don't let this happen to the people over there at treasure island. don't let this happen to the babies that's going out there. and if the kids roll on the ground, whatever toxins when they had the school out there, some of the kids got cancer when they were going over there eight years ago. and when they go over there, they bring that stuff back home. the rest of the family gets the same toxic, come in the house, the kids laying on the floor. it is wrong. but what is going on? and then they're going to tell you -- know what they're going to tell you? well, the site that's got the radiation, we're going to cover it with cement. that's what they're going to tell you because that's what they try to do out there in bayview hunters point. we have ear
SFGTV
Oct 20, 2012 2:00am PDT
, approved that we can work with immediately? >> yes. city services auditor which is part of the controller's office worked with the department of resources. and they put out an rfq, which is a request for qualifications. they have 10 firms that have been approved to use as, you know, to be able to solicit whether or not they can provide the services that we're looking for. so, i've looked into what -- it's kind of what we're going to have to do, called a mini rfp, which is not going to be that much of a deal. i've done some research and talked to several people in the other departments on what exactly needs to be done. there is information that we will need to provide to human resources to start the project. we need to make a decision on the scope of work that we want, you know, the search firm to have. they have examples. when i looked at the various firms, we've got -- there's some of the websites don't have a lot of information. right now we're reviewing what the response to the request for qualifications and see which ones would be appropriate. but a list of the firms have a
SFGTV
Oct 19, 2012 8:30pm PDT
to nine-unit buildings at a later date if desired by the city. with these amendments the ordinance was a profiled on final reading by the board. it is now sponsored by the mayor for president chewfor weaner, cohen and chew. * the board also heard an ordinance that would amend existing laws intend today restrict conversions of apartments to tourists or short term use. president chu described this can be spread the law by having the long term lease for their corporation while the occupants are occupying the building kind of on the short-term basis. it would strengthen enforcement by creating an enforcement mechanism for dbi in addition to existing mechanism for our department. and last week this commission asked if this law would apply to rental housing. it was rented by a corporation as well as the housing that they owned and the answer to that is yes. these short-term rentals of residents units will not be allowed regardless of the ownership structure. so, this week the board approved the ordinance on its first reading. the board also considered that five foot height bonus for acti
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